Today is Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch" - she always has the most amazing tablescapes and invites us to join in the fun. This Summer I've really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful garden spots many of my fellow bloggers have. They've made some beautiful retreats in their own backyards. I don't have a lovely spot anywhere in my backyard - so I've created a "garden spot" on my table this week.
We're approaching the garden gate.
A bird's eye view of the garden. I love this tablecloth I found a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $2 -- not a spot nor a hole anywhere!
Looks like we may have to pay a "treat toll" to get into the garden. Our gatekeeper is a friendly fella.
We have so many flowers in our pretend garden that we've got a whole wheelbarrow full!
Looks like the Target birdies are enjoying our little garden.
And this little guy certainly knows how to spend the "dog days" of Summer ... napping on his little garden bench.
Of course we have a pretty birdbath in the garden too. All the items for this centerpiece were found in thrift/antique stores or Goodwill (except the Target birdies)
I used two different sets of dishes for this tablescape. The first placesetting has our floral napkin (these are fingertip towels I got over 24 years ago in San Francisco). The napkin rings were a find this Spring in a local antique shop. My bamboo flatware from Marshalls.
These little green salad plates I found at Goodwill this past March when I was looking for some green plates for a St. Patrick's day dinner. My charger/dinner plate is from the Big Lot's Gibson collection.
Here's a different garden look with my second place setting.
These are the Gibson salad plates I found on eBay a few weeks ago. Which do you prefer? Green or pink?
These are my everyday Libby glasses I've had for years. The floral paper napkins (my two napkin rule) were a hostess gift from one of my guests at the "Granny Gathering" I had last month. Perfect for our garden spot.
Looks like nightfall on our garden.
And all the stars are twinkling.
Shhhhhh! Our little friend is still napping in the moonlight.
Goodnight from the garden.
Be sure to check out all the other tablescapes over at "Between Naps On The Porch" -- you'll find a place set just for you!
I am a wife of 35 years, mother of two grown children. and grandmother to 4 adorable grandgirls. I love crafting, tablescaping, decorating -- but am probably not terribly talented at any of these. That doesn't stop me however. I'm so honored that anyone chooses to visit me -- I hope you find this blogspot to be a welcoming spot to visit -- come on in and stay awhile -- let's have a nice chat.